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Grant of Probate Delays Improving

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HM Courts & Tribunals Service (HMCTS) have confirmed that the Grant of Probate application timescale should be back to the normal 10-day turn around for solicitors within the next few weeks. Since the spring, it has been taking up to 3 months for Grants...

Power Of Attorney: Why You Need An LPA (Even If You're Married)

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Being married doesn't give your spouse the right to manage your affairs… It is a common misconception that being married or in a civil partnership gives you the legal right to manage your spouse's affairs should they lose mental capacity. In...

7 Steps To Help Someone With Dementia

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How can you help someone with dementia? As we reach the end of Dementia Action Week 2019 it is important to remember that every 3 seconds someone is diagnosed with dementia and there are now 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK. Alzheimer’s...

Universal Wealth Preservation - Have You Been Affected?

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Universal Wealth Preservation - have you been affected? Thousands of people are now concerned that they were incorrectly advised in relation to the Wills, Trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney that were drafted by Ipswich-based Universal Wealth...

Probate Fee Increase Delayed

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The probate fee increase has been delayed... The Probate Registry have confirmed on 27th March that the new fee increase will not be introduced on 1st April as previously expected. The proposed fees will only come into force by an Order once they have...

Probate Fee Increase

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Following the approval of the Grant of Probate Fee increase by a House of Commons Committee on 7th February, the vote will now be placed before the House of Commons where it is likely to be passed. A date has not yet been set for this vote, but if accepted,...

How to choose an Executor

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An Executor's role is to ascertain the assets you own, account to HMRC in respect of inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax, obtain a Grant of Probate, transfer or sell any property and then distribute your estate in accordance with your Will....

Heir Hunters - how the state could get your estate

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Every year, thousands of people die intestate - without leaving a Will. In rare circumstances where a person dies without at least one living relative, the estate will, after a period of 12 years, go to the Crown. However, there are companies of professional...

Do I still need a Will if I don't have any assets?

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One of the common misconceptions preventing people from putting a Will in place is the view that they don't have anything to leave, for example a property or savings. However, regardless of age or personal circumstances very few people have nothing to...